Alyssa Nakken Biography – Alyssa Nakken Wiki
Alyssa Nakken is an American professional baseball coach for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball (MLB). Nakken was a softball pitcher at Woodland High, where she won more than 70 percent of her games and had 25 shutouts for the four years at Woodland High School.
She is a former Sacramento State softball player. She played first base for the Sacramento State Hornets from 2009-2012 and hit .304 with 19 home runs and a school-record 1,265 putouts. She was a three-time all-conference selection, four-time Academic All American, four-time Commissioner’s Honor Roll member, and the 2012 conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Prior to joining the Giants, Nakken served as the chief information officer for the USF baseball team. She joined the Giants in 2014 as an intern in the baseball operations department. She oversaw the organization’s health and wellness initiatives. She also has been a chairperson for the Giants’ Employee Resource Group, which promotes diversity and equity within the organization. She previously worked on projects relating to the amateur Draft, international operations and player development.
In December 2019, Nakken was nominated by her peers and was co-awarded with the 2019 Sprinkles of Love Award. Named in honor of late front-office employee Anita Sprinkles, the award is considered the “Willie Mac Award” of the Giants front office and recognizes individuals for ethics, professionalism, and humanitarianism.
Nakken attended Woodland High School graduating in 2008. She graduated from Sacramento State with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology in 2012. She earned a master’s degree in sport management from the University of San Francisco.
Alyssa Nakken San Francisco Giants Coach
On January 16, 2020, the San Francisco Giants hired Alyssa Nakken as the first female full-time assistant coach in Major League Baseball history. The rest of the Giants’ staff includes Craig Albernaz (bullpen and catching coach), Andrew Bailey (pitching coach), Brian Bannister (director of pitching), Kai Correa (bench and infield coach), Donnie Ecker (hitting coach), Ethan Katz (assistant pitching coach), Dustin Lind (director of hitting/assistant hitting coach), Nick Ortiz (quality assurance coach), Antoan Richardson (first base, outfield and baserunning coach), Justin Viele (hitting coach) and Ron Wotus (third base coach).
Nakken told MLB in February 2020: “I feel a great sense of responsibility. Coaching, I never saw it. This job has kind of been hidden for so long. I’m so excited to be in this role for the challenge and the opportunity to make an impact for this organization that I love. But also, I’m excited that now girls can see there is a job on the field in baseball. It’s really cool.”
Alyssa Nakken Age
She was born on June 13, 1990, in Woodland, California, United States.
Alyssa Nakken Family
Her mother is named Gaye Nakken.
Alyssa Nakken Height
Alyssa Nakken stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.7m).
Alyssa Nakken Net Worth
Alyssa Nakken’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.
Alyssa Nakken Instagram
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